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Old 02-01-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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would a system with pentium 4 3.00ghz, 1gb ram and 350 watt ps be able to use a HD 2600 pro or xt AGP without bottlenecking?
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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The processor would be in a general perspective ok. But the agp bus could be overloaded with that card.
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well, in my vista performance ratings, my cpu (the same as yours) is the limiting factor as that is the component which received the lowest score (rating of cpu of 4.2).
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:48 PM   #4
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but will the power supply provide enough power for the system to maintain while playing cod4 as in not shutting down while playing?



EDIT-and is visiontek a good brand?
ive heard people that said visiontek had bad support and the ati drivers dont work with vista.
and that this card doesnt run at all with vista; if anyone has this card, can u tell me if this is true?
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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Visiontek is a very good brand. From what I remember, support was excellent. I had a Visiontek GeForce Ti4200 way back. I had to RMA it and the whole process was quick and easy.

The specs say the ATI HD 2600 Pro has full support for DirectX 10 so it should run under Vista just fine. It also needs at least a 400W power supply.

As for the drivers, just use the one's available directly from the ATI website.
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get this card you can play cod4 and wont bottle neck to much
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102086
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:41 PM   #8
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Visiontek is a very good brand. From what I remember, support was excellent. I had a Visiontek GeForce Ti4200 way back. I had to RMA it and the whole process was quick and easy.

The specs say the ATI HD 2600 Pro has full support for DirectX 10 so it should run under Vista just fine. It also needs at least a 400W power supply.

As for the drivers, just use the one's available directly from the ATI website.
the visiontek website said at least 350 watt though and i thought visiontek was an ati brand.



EDIT- which card would be better overall?
Visiontek radeon HD2600 PRO 256mb AGP
Powercolor radeon x700 256mb AGP
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:42 PM   #9
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get this card you can play cod4 and wont bottle neck to much
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102086
i actually dont have a choice, because my friend is giving it ot me for free and i just wanted to see if it would work on my system.
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The HD 2600 Pro is leaps and bounds better than a X700. If the Visiontek site says 350W, then your's should be OK.

Visiontek is a manufacturer that uses ATI components in their products.
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Yes the 2600PRO is fine. I have one that worked fine on a 300watt for a long time overclocked playing CoD4. I eventually got a 480watt PSU because it was cheap at the store nearby.
I got mine overclocked to 650 core, 475 memory and it plays CoD4 at 1280x1024 (no AA/AF, I hate it) at 45-60fps average.
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Yes the 2600PRO is fine. I have one that worked fine on a 300watt for a long time overclocked playing CoD4. I eventually got a 480watt PSU because it was cheap at the store nearby.
I got mine overclocked to 650 core, 475 memory and it plays CoD4 at 1280x1024 (no AA/AF, I hate it) at 45-60fps average.
isnt the normal memory clock at 800?
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Yeah, multiply mine by 2 to get the real one, I guess its because there are 2 RAMDAC's or something...
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #14
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ok, but would the 256 mb and the 512 mb really make that much of a difference? and is the pci-e and the agp versions the same?
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ok, but would the 256 mb and the 512 mb really make that much of a difference? and is the pci-e and the agp versions the same?
I'm not sure about the PCI-E/AGP question but I think memory makes a slight difference.
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The PCIe would have a slight performance edge on the AGP version as it has a higher bandwidth through the PCIe slot. Having more memory will give it better performance in higher resolutions.
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well im getting the 256 mb version for agp, do u think i could still run cod4 and any other modern games at least on medium with no lag? my res. is 1024x768 (yea i know its small)
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Yup. COD4 and most any other games will run well on it.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:31 AM   #19
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and one more thing, does it have pixel shader 2.0 or higher? because im a big nfs fan and i want to play nfs pro street.
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I' pretty sure it supports up to version 4.0.
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